Kenneth Carman Jr.
Descendent of LI's first English settlers
His ancestors were John and Florence Carman, who settled on LI in 1643, purchasing much of the
Hempstead Plains from Chief Takapausha of the Massapequa Indians.
Kenneth was the 4th of seven children of Kenneth and Madeline Carman (nee Schefer).
He is survived by brother in law Matthew Kirch (sister Florence recently deceased), John Carman ( wife Carol ) ,
Betty Maugeri (nee Carman), William Carman (wife Christina), George Carman, and Dorothy Podel (husband Steven).
He was deeply loved, and will be sorely missed.
He was the loving uncle to many nieces and nephews, as well as great-nieces and great-nephews, too numerous to mention.
Kenneth is also survived by his son Kenneth, and was beloved Grandfather to Edward, Madeline, and Charlotte.
He graduated from Calhoun High School in Merrick. He was an Army Veteran, and served in Vietnam during the intense period of 1968.
Kenneth was a long time member of Local 1298, as a Laborer and Foreman for Hendrickson Bros and other contractors,
in many of LI's major construction projects, including the Force Main connecting Cedar Creek and Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plants,
the extensions of LI Expressway, and the modernization of eastern Sunrise Highway.
He is remembered by his family , and all he came in contact with, for his kindness, generosity, and easy-going demeanor.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his honor to The American Lung Assoc., Northport VA Hospital,
or any Veteran's charity of your choice.
Visitation Sunday July 18th at NF Walker Funeral Home in Merrick 2-4 and 7-9.
Burial at Calverton National Cemetery on Monday, with Military Honors.
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